Tech Trends You Need To Know About

When this strange novel virus discovered in China finally reached the Western Hemisphere in February, nobody knew what to expect. It's not often that pandemics show up and completely shut down our lives.

But as the COVID world became the "new normal," technology kept students learning, businesses functioning, and the world running. Stocks like Zoom (ZM) surged, and the Nasdaq witnessed its best year since 2009. Who would've thought that this was possible after the index dropped over 30% from its highs?

Between January 2, 2020, and December 31, 2020, the Nasdaq gained nearly 46%. More impressive was the Nasdaq's gains of almost 85% between the bottoms of March 23, 2020, through the end of the year. Although the Nasdaq has somewhat cooled off from record highs reached in the first week of the new year, the tech-heavy index still managed to gain 2.4% in that week.